Friday, December 7, 2018

Fourteen Percent .....

My 1952 Topps set is now 14% done !!!!!  (No I do not think I will complete this set)

Keeping with my collecting budget of the 52's, anything I can find for around $5 or less, I will try to snag it.

Here are my latest pick ups.....

Now poor ole Monty has seen better days.  But he is in a good home now, and is my first HOF'er from the set.

Everyone saw the movie The Natural.  Well, the first line on the back of Waitkus's card reads..

That element of Waikus's life was part of the Hobbs story in The Natural.

Now for the creme de la creme....

I have my first PSA graded 52.  Sid played 13 years with the NY Giants, Boston Braves, Milwaukee Braves and Pittsburgh Pirates.  He had BA .283 / 202 HR / 805 RBIs.  Made the 1948 and 49 NL All Star Teams, and placed 4th in NL MVP voting in 48.  



Tuesday, November 20, 2018

In case you were sleeping ......

Like me some times....

Topps announced The 2018 Topps MLB All Star Rookie Cup Team ...

MLB All-Star Rookie Team
P/DH – Shohei Ohtani, Los Angeles Angels
P – Walker Buehler, Los Angeles Dodgers
P – Ryan Yarbrough, Tampa Bay Rays
P – AJ Minter, Atlanta Braves
C – Jorge Alfaro, Philadelphia Phillies
1B – Ryan O’Hearn, Kansas City Royals
2B – Gleyber Torres, New York Yankees
SS – Willy Adames, Tampa Bay Rays
3B – Miguel Andújar, New York Yankees
OF – Ronald Acuña Jr., Atlanta Braves
OF – Juan Soto, Washington Nationals
OF – Harrison Bader, St. Louis Cardinals

The Rookie Cup logo will be featured on the players’ 2019 Topps Baseball flagship cards, starting with 2019 Topps Baseball Series 1, which is scheduled to release on Jan. 30, 2019.

And they issued Topps Now cards of the players as well, along with autos and very short prints versions with autos.

Keep On Collecting !!

Monday, October 22, 2018

2 more 52's - 13% complete !!

I was able to attend this past months local card show, and picked up these 2 beauties--

1952 Topps  Dodgers Johnny "Bear Tracks" Schmitz and Cubs Joe Hatten.  This puts me at 13% complete!!

What I found interesting about these two, after reading the backs of the cards, they were both involved in the same trade in 1951.

June 15 1951 the Cubs traded Johnny Schmitz along with Andy Pafko, Wayne Terwilliger, and Rube Walker   to the Dodgers for Joe Hatten along with Bruce Edwards, Eddie Miksis, and Gene Hermanski.

Keep On Collecting !!

Thursday, August 9, 2018

My Dollar Store Adventure...

Recently went to a Dollar Store for miscellaneous items, and near the register were these.. 

2018 Donruss
I only picked up 4 packs ...( I like the Panini product, but hard for me to buy because they are not MLB licensed and hard for me to look at blank uniforms/hats etc) .. but for $1, even I can't pass a few up.  (they come 4 cards to a pack)

Here is what was inside:
     84 Retro  Kershaw , Judge, Joe Morgan, and Braun.
     Regular cards including Stanton and Jim Palmer.
     Atlanta Aces Maddux and Glavine
     Tigers Dual Player card Cabrera and Castellanos

Might have to go back for more???

Keep On Collecting !!


Sunday, June 24, 2018

50% off part 2 ---

Just Collect had another 50% off sale.

This time I went to my Packers want list.

Here is what I got ----  1959 Topps

1959 Topps #129 Ollie Spencer RC - EX-MT *089-328

1959 Topps #95 Lew Carpenter RC - EX-MT *096-309

1959 Topps #162 Dan Currie RC - NM *101-515

centering is off a little, but other than that, nice looking cards for little money.

Go Pack Go !!!


Keep On Collecting !!

Friday, June 22, 2018

Hobby Box -- Yeah !!!!!

For my birthday, back in February, my wife had purchased a hobby box of 2018 Topps series 2.  Not realizing that it was a pre-sell, she could not figure out why it was not arriving.  On my actual birthday, she advised me about the purchase.  I than told her it had to be a pre-sell because series 2 comes out in June.  With that info she was relieved, because she thought she might have been taken.
I received my package a few days before Fathers Day.  YEAH!!

Along with the hobby box, I was also sent the bonus silver pack of chrome cards.

Here are the contents....

1983 style anniversary cards.
   -   JD Davis   Astros  RC
  -  Gary Sanchez  Yankees
  -  Cory Seager  blue boarder Dodgers
  -  Shohei Ohtani Angels RC  -- putting this one away until 2020 when he comes back from TJ surgery.

Except for the Ohtani card, the others are for sale or trade.

After I open the other packs from the box, I will post what I had pulled.


Keep On Collecting !!

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Love 50% off....

Just Collect, Inc just had a 50% off sale at their eBay store, and I took a little advantage of it.

My 1952 Topps set is now up to 12.8% complete.  Yeah !!!

Here is what I got....

1952 Topps #230 Matt Batts - VG *060-688

1952 Topps #61 Tookie Gilbert - GOOD *067-793
Harold "Tookie" Gilbert  
who could pass on a guy name Tookie

1952 Topps #60 Sid Hudson - GOOD *067-792
Sid Hudson

I also picked up an item for the Twins collection..

1964 Harmon Killebrew



Saturday, April 14, 2018

Blog Bat Around.....

Yeah, I know ...  day late and a dollar short on writing blogs.  But here I sit looking out at old man winter on April 14th ... yuckie !!!  should be close to 60 degrees at this point... Twins were snowed out !!!

included Yahoo article for proof of date
So here we go with my version of ...( started by Night Owl Cards with link to the epilogue..)

What I Collect and Continuous Projects

1.   The Topps All-Star Rookie Trophy Card subset.

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      I have collected all cards from the regular issued Topps and Heritage sets from 1960 to the present.
      You can see my CARD LIST HERE at TTCD.  (still updating that list)

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  Also trying to collect the different variations Topps put out there, but some are $$$$$.

2. Kansas City Royals

   I lived in KC from '68 to '77, and have been a Royals fan since they started in 1969.

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  Continuously looking for oddball cards.  Have most of the regular issue from '69 to '90 -all makes.
 Still working on all the newer cards.  Looking for the inserts and autos from various years and sets.

3.  Green Bay Packers

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 4. Vintage
  Who doesn't do vintage.

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                  Just a sampling.

5. Various oddities and subsets..
     Just a few listings  ..  click on them to see what I have ..
            1964 Topps Giants
            1989 Baseball Talk/LJN
            1994 SP Holoview Blue
            2013 Topps Archives 1972 Basketball Design
            2017 Topps Five Tool

   plus many others.

6. Like most true colletors - I collect everything that appeals to me. 

  You can visit me at The Trading Card Database for more of my collection.

Thanks for reading and



Sunday, January 14, 2018

Coming Soon To A Field Near You ....

With it being -10 right now, and over half the country frozen,  its hard to believe ..


We are now only 30 days away from SPRING TRAINING !!!!!!
Countdown is based on a February 14 opening date, as posted by MLB.

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YES !!!!!!!

Keep On Collecting !!


Saturday, January 6, 2018

2017 Christmas Haul ....

Every year the family asks --- what would you like for Christmas.
My answer is of coarse Baseball Cards !!!  or other baseball related memorabilia.
(sometimes GB Packer items)
And they always give that look.  (all collectors know the look)

Well, they all did a fabulous job this year.

I will start with .....

Here is the break down of the contents..

This is what was inside the box -- 2 2016 Topps series 1 / 1 2016 Topps Heritage / 1 2016 Stadium Club / 3 Topps Chipz.....

close-up of the chipz..

Plus this white box full of cards.

Nothing to exciting in there ... commons commons and more commons .....

I also recieved a Mega Box of 2017 Topps Chrome Update..

and 7 packs and a blaster box of 2017 Topps Update.

From the Topps Update and Chrome Update.. these were the most exciting cards that were pulled.

2017 Topps Chrome Update TREY MANCINI RC Auto

2017 Topps Update CODY BELLINGER RC Variation

2017 Topps Update MICHAEL CONFORTO Variation

Also got this great vintage looking tin sign...

My gem mint 10 of a wife really came through this year.  The top 2 gifts are ..

Great T-Shirt along with Bazooka Joe and Sand Lot socks. (You're Killing Me Smalls!)

AND the best gift ....

Just published-- 50th anniversary book for the KC Royals.  I have been a Royals fan since they started in 1969.

Hope everyone in the blog-o-sphere got what they wanted for Christmas.

Here's to a new year of collecting in 2018..